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Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« on: December 19, 2014, 08:42:29 PM »
I think I need one!

LINK to HDS3 specs

Then, I can add their new Outboard Pilot and Broadband Radar.

Some may not agree, but I really think Lowrance is getting pretty hard to beat in the marine electronics market. ... anybody want to buy a complete Raymarine E80 Classic setup?
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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 10:16:02 PM »


...anybody want to buy a complete Raymarine E80 Classic setup?


Ummmm, maybe? I'll check out if I can network it in with my E120w...!

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Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 10:21:38 PM »
As an add on to Rods post... Was in WestMarine Victoria yesterday... They've got these pkg's on sale right now (until the 24th) It's the same price ($ wise) as the U.S. stores... but it's in CANADIAN DOLLARS!!! Apparently, due to the announced closure of the stores, they've 'forgotten' all about the stores in Canada. :doh: They'll even order the units in at the prices if they don't have them in the store...!!! Almost made me want to add the A78, CHIRP & radar unit to mine!
and they've been selling them like crazy...
Merry Christmas?

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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 10:23:41 PM »
Wow!  Super price! 
Maybe it's worth a shopping trip North of the Border!!!!!!!
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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 12:26:54 AM »
1649 US online...

Anybody have this installed?
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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 08:03:33 AM »
I have the A78 but no radar....  Still learning how to use it.  You will also need to add a $125 wiring system to get it to talk to your DCS radio if it is not NEMA 2000 compliant...

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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 09:52:44 AM »
I don't understand why they are so stuck on wide screen ?
In a boating fishing environment it doesn't make sense to me, looking ahead on a chart is more important than looking sideways, same thing for sonar, what are they thinking ? People must like them for something i don't get it ?
More Vertical makes sense to me (or at least equal)
I'll stick with the 8" Simrads and HDS's
Way more bang for the buck if your smart about your build.
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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 10:34:10 AM »
The wide screen format allows a side by side split screen.
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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 12:09:04 PM »
I think I need one!

LINK to HDS3 specs

Then, I can add their new Outboard Pilot and Broadband Radar.

Some may not agree, but I really think Lowrance is getting pretty hard to beat in the marine electronics market. ... anybody want to buy a complete Raymarine E80 Classic setup?

I am planning on getting the Outboard Pilot hopefully in January. I will be sure to post a write up on it!
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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2014, 03:25:49 PM »
As an add on to Rods post... Was in WestMarine Victoria yesterday... They've got these pkg's on sale right now (until the 24th) It's the same price ($ wise) as the U.S. stores... but it's in CANADIAN DOLLARS!!! Apparently, due to the announced closure of the stores, they've 'forgotten' all about the stores in Canada. :doh: They'll even order the units in at the prices if they don't have them in the store...!!! Almost made me want to add the A78, CHIRP & radar unit to mine!
and they've been selling them like crazy...
Merry Christmas?

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I haven't been in to west marine since they announced they re leaving, Rick. Lots of good deals?
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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2014, 04:12:04 PM »
Tom, they do... but going fast... (Dec 24th) Ask for Kegan and tell him WyrGuy Rick sent ya... Then there's the 'unadvertised' specials too... US price but in Cdn $$$ so no exchange or border issues to deal with!!!

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Re: Oooooh... Lowrance's Gen3 HDS units are out.
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2015, 06:19:03 PM »
Wife and I spent quite a bit of time at the boat show yesterday comparing Garmin, Lowrance and Raymarine 

The result is that we did not see anything that compared with this deal for a 12 inch Gen2  HD display that provides everything we could want or need.     

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/lowrance--hds-12m-chartplotter-sonarhub-module-insight-pro-map-value-pack--16376709
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